pmdazswap is a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which exports
metric values about compressed swap operation, as tracked by the
zswap Linux kernel module.
Zswap is a lightweight compressed cache for swap pages. It takes
pages that are in the process of being swapped out and attempts to
compress them into a dynamically allocated RAM-based memory pool.
Zswap trades CPU cycles for potentially reduced swap I/O. This
tradeoff can also result in a performance improvement if reads from
the compressed cache are faster than reads from a swap device.
This PMDA exports metrics about pool size, number of pages stored,
and various counters for the reasons pages are rejected.
Install the zswap PMDA by using the Install script as root:
# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/zswap# ./Install
To uninstall, do the following as root:
# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/zswap# ./Removepmdazswap is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed
directly. The Install and Remove scripts notify pmcd(1) when the
agent is installed or removed.
installation script for the pmdazswap agent
undo installation script for the pmdazswap agent
default log file for error messages from pmdazswap
Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize
the file and directory names used by PCP. On each installation, the
file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values for these variables.
The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to specify an alternative
configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).
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